Liz Claiborne Reviews
Good work life balance, Close early before all holidays(in 6 reviews)
In NY, 21 days of vacation out of the gate, frequent sample sales, matching 401K, good health insurance(in 6 reviews)
difficult to maintain a work-life balance(in 3 reviews)
Senior management have their favorites(in 4 reviews)
Pros – workforce is vibrant and fashionable. Dress code is casual and sample sales are excellent. Many talented people culture is not overly cut throat many people are willing to share knowledge and help you grow. Having a gym and cafeteria on site is great. Very family friendly, no one looks down on you for having a family and they allow you time to be with them. Vacation package is very generous.
Cons – There are a lot of inviduals in c level management that are complete idiots, shame really. CEO seems to be at loss for how to turn company around and just keeps shedding brands. Divisional associates that do not work for upper managements "pet" brands get little to no company wide recognition. Juicy, lucky, kate ENOUGH! There are other brands in the portfolio recognize them. Also constant layoffs have left many people on edge and overworked.
Advice to Senior Management – Company should implement peer based review process so associates can get recognition for accomplishments that management may not always be aware of. Also if subordinates were allowed to review their superiors it would help them identify faults within their own management styles and also weed out some of these management duds that have the gift of gab and not much else.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – The people are really nice and easygoing. I barely had to stay late - basically 9-5 job.
Cons – There's way too much gossip and drama (but then again, most companies are like this). Also, the work is too relaxed. Everyone spends a lot of time chit chatting rather than doing actual work.
Advice to Senior Management – During my time, I've seen many people come and go. I really wish Liz Claiborne retained those who actually provided their time and effort in the company.
Pros – They had a great benefit package, although it would have been nice to have
a pension out of it.
Cons – Has sold off so much of their brands acquired in the past that they have lost a great number of their customers, yet expect Mangers to convert by selling low quality "fashion".
Advice to Senior Management – Too late to offer advice for Liz. Looks like they will never get back that classic line, have lost their
base of shoppers and instead cater to the teeny boppers by invbesting in all the kiddie lines....DKNY, Lucky, Juicy, Kensie....
Glad to be out of there
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Good work/life balance, flexible for mothers, good benefits. Decent discounts on products. Excellent legacy in apparel industry.
Cons – promotions and salary are arbitrary. No path for advancement. They thinned out much of the company over the past year without thinking about how lay offs would affect the operations first. You have to know people to get anything done. Poor communication between teams - people constantly ignore emails and phone calls from colleagues within the company.
Advice to Senior Management – Invest in your employees. Stop wasting money on useless office redesigns and collateral.
Pros – great discounts on a variety of brands. opportunity to work at a variety of stores. opportunity to learn different aspects of the retail world.
Cons – The work/life balance is not respected and you are required to continually go above and beyond with no recognition for your efforts.
Advice to Senior Management – Respect ALL levels of employees. Don't treat people as if they are dispensible. You gain loyalty by treating people with respect.
Pros – Benefits package was great until they cut benefits and added deductables
Cons – Lack of communication between management and employees
Advice to Senior Management – Give recognition when earned
Pros – Good benefits package. You can use your employee discount at other Liz Claiborne owned brands.
Compensation was decent.
Cons – Poor training, corporate makes lots of mistakes with marketing, payroll, etc.
Advice to Senior Management – Better training program from corporate office to field managers, to store team.
Pros – Great place for entry level individuals to start, but not great growth potential from that point on.
The company fails to recognize their internal employees versus hiring from outside.
Cons – Benefits are not in line with other corporations
Advice to Senior Management – The need to recognize talent and reward them as necessary
Pros – Good work/life balance with the job I was in
Great benefits for women
Monthly clothing allowance
Worked with some amazing women
Cons – Management didn't always listen to what customers were telling them
Stock levels in department stores became overinflated due to the push to sell more - not sell what was appropriate to the size of the store
Advice to Senior Management – Take a step back and look at what the product looks like in a store other than Macy's Herald Square
Pros – Great work life balance. Good for working mothers. Great vacation and summer hours too. Lots of sample sales. Some are able to get promoted quickly once they find their niche.
Cons – A lot of amazing people got downsized. So many women exec's once worked their magic there and now it's a boys club.
Too much money is being paid to exec's making poor decisions that ended great brands and great account relationships.
Morale is at an all time low and management has their head in the clouds.
Loved the morning email announcements. Too bad I already heard the headlines on my commute in on the radio. Very considerate of you to let us know our brand is sold or discontinued.
Advice to Senior Management – Work on your leadership skills and get some integrity. As reported in WWD Dec 08, the board of directors voted to give bonuses to maintain top talent. While in November 08 the top talent accidentally sent an email out to all employees noting no pay increase, no bonus. Its hard to have respect for that type of leadership.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend